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Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 56% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Voted Yes on Vote #176 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #177 Government Business No. 9 (Proceedings on Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #178 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Voted No on Vote #179 on Bill C-12 Respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you to Arab and Muslim leaders from across Canada (including Mufti Ismail Kotwal from @IST_team!) for an impo… https://t.co/bqPmCJl4o0

Posted on Twitter MPs pass Liberals’ bill reining in conversion therapy https://t.co/r49kMTAH62 via @torontostar

Posted on Twitter A great moment in the House with the passing of Bill C-6 – banning Conversion Therapy. Thanks @BardishKW and… https://t.co/7DT0NrhhwX

Posted on Twitter Second doses given in Thorncliffe Park (M4H) rose from 5% to 19.7% for June 7-13. It's the largest weekly increase… https://t.co/vxd7nKEd4x

Posted on Twitter It's Pride Month. But still EU countries have to condemn Hungary over anti-LGBTQ law. Conservatives here should sho… https://t.co/DlZMlyBqdr

Posted on Twitter Made in Canada vaccines! Great news for all Canadians - and for the world. Bravo @NavdeepSBains and @FP_Champagne f… https://t.co/ox3bAH7Acb

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. The Minister of Foreign Affairs participated as the head of ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act Madam Speaker, I can confirm and support the members that all of our screens were frozen for about four or five minutes.

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, in August 2019, David MacNaughton completed his term as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States to take up a new challenge in the private ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I note the member's concern about two things, and I want to ask him about the campaign pledge that was made during the last ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations Thank you. I'm not opposed to the motion, but I also want to walk through it and think about it a bit with the committee and ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. Global Affairs Canada has issued two contracts for moving and ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, there is no appeasement going on. The situation of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor weighs upon our minds and our hearts and our actions ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Current Situation in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza I bring that up as an example of one of the ways in which Canada is attempting to be helpful and also strong on both sides. ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. With regard to part (a), the course was designed in-house ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan for bringing up the week of prayer that Cardinal Bo has instituted with respect to China. ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Okay, I'm getting somewhere here. I think it was helpful for Mr. Genuis to explain his amendment a bit more fully. He may be surprised, but ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Vulnerabilities Created and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic and Briefing on the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Mr. Volkov. [Pursuant to a motion passed on May 11, 2021, a portion of this testimony has been deleted. ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Granting of Arms Export Permits, with a Particular Focus on Permits Granted ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would begin by thanking Mr. Knutson for his public service. It's good to see you again. Thank you for ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Granting of Arms Export Permits, with a Particular Focus on Permits Granted ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would just begin by saying that a briefing note does not have a next breath. That would imply it was a ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Impact of COVID-19 on Displaced Persons from Venezuela and Myanmar It's not exactly the best procedure, but I think it would work for us informally if we could.... I've talked to a few of you, and ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Granting of Arms Export Permits, with a Particular Focus on Permits Granted ... In principle, I'm supportive of this. I think it's similar. I have two questions. One is for clarification, and I may ask the chair to suspend ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge "I believe what the committee decided today was to ensure that Canadians hear the truth, get the story from the government about what their work is, what they are doing, what remains to be done," said Liberal MP and committee chairman Rob Oliphant ...

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs defend taking trips paid by lobbyists, foreign governments, but some say the practice needs review From left: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Conservative MP Mike Lake, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, Conservative MP James Bezan, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld are some of the 72 MPs who went on sponsored trips abroad in 2017. The Hill Times file photograph ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Diplomatic dos: Labour Minister Hajdu marks Finland's centenary; Kazakhstan, Qatar celebrate Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Finnish Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen, and Liberal MP Don Rusnak at Finland's 100th Independence Day celebration at the ambassador's home on Dec. 6. Photograph courtesy of Cynthia Münster. Pirjetta Manninen, spouse of the ambassador ...

Mentioned by The South Bayview Bulldog Lose your keys on Millwood? Here's a late photo/video mix MP Rob Oliphant had Premier Wynne at his side (and two gentlemen) for pictures at his New Year's levee Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Lawrence Ave. Nice. But seriously, did you lose your keys on Millwood Rd. between Cleveland St. and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day